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Rick B. (bup) - ,
Subject: WishListing a Book with no ISBN?
Date Posted: 4/18/2008 11:19 AM ET
Member Since: 11/2/2007
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I'd like to wishlist a book - "Space Cat Visits Venus" by Ruthven Todd, which was published in 1955, and reprinted a couple of times, but never after 1972, apparently.

I guess it's never been posted before, because I couldn't find it at all at PBS.

Maybe I shouldn't have done this, but to WL it, after making sure nobody else had it WL'd, I "posted" it to create the book, then took the book off my shelf.

That didn't work. I still can't WL it.

Does anybody know if it's possible to WL a book that has no ISBN and has no history at PBS?

Date Posted: 4/18/2008 11:32 AM ET
Member Since: 10/24/2007
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Sorry - it can't be done.  From the help center:

  • If a book was published without an ISBN
    • it will not be possible to put that version of the book onto your Wish List, since the Wish List functions by ISBN
    • if a non-ISBN version of the book has been Posted into the database in the past, it can be added to your Wish List, but this means that ONLY that specific copy of the book will trigger a Wish List offer
    •  The "PBS ISBN" (the short, usually 5-digit number attached to a non-ISBN listing to keep track of the book in the PBS database) applies to only that particular copy of the book; only if that particular copy is reposted into the system by a previous receiver of that particular copy will you be alerted to its availability.
    Subject: ISBN
    Date Posted: 4/18/2008 12:25 PM ET
    Member Since: 12/16/2007
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    Try this ISBN:  0844665614  Looks like it's possibly a reprint that may contain more than one Space Cat story.

    Date Posted: 4/18/2008 12:32 PM ET
    Member Since: 11/14/2007
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    Try this  Space Cat Visits Venus :: Todd, Ruthven

    Rick B. (bup) - ,
    Date Posted: 4/18/2008 3:15 PM ET
    Member Since: 11/2/2007
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    Thanks!